Abstract: An apparatus for the transport and storage of proppant has a container with a top wall, a pair of end walls and a pair of side walls. The pair of side walls extend between the pair of end walls. The container has a bottom discharge opening. The container includes a funnel extending from the pair of side walls and from the pair of and walls toward the bottom discharge opening. The funnel has sides extending in an angle of greater than 25° with respect to horizontal. The funnel includes a pair of side plates extending respectively from the pair of side walls toward the bottom discharge opening and a pair of end plates extending respectively from the pair of end walls toward the bottom discharge opening. Each of the side plates and the end plates is formed of a stainless steel material.
Austin Carl Schaffner, Glenn Ray Fowler, III, Bryan Chapman Lucas, Calvin L. Stegemoeller, Wesley John Warren, Bryan John Lewis, Tim H. Hunter, Tori H. Miller, Thomas W. Hawkins, Jim Basuki Surjaatmadja